Kolkata Police solve twin murder, nab serial killer

Kolkata Police solve twin murder, nab serial killer

The Kolkata Police have stumbled upon its first serial killer in decades by cracking a case of double murder at a hotel in central Kolkata’s Park Street in June.

The police tracked and apprehended 24-year-old Ajay Pandit, from Jharkhand on July 10. During interrogation, they found he had murdered at least 25 people over the past few years.

The city police had been groping in the dark after the bodies of a 22-year-old woman and an eight-year-old girl were recovered from the hotel on June 30.

Although the prime suspect had used a voter ID card as identity proof to book the hotel room in which the bodies were found, it turned out to be somebody else's.

The police managed to track down the card’s original owner, Sambhunath Shaw, in Bihar,  and got the description of the man who knocked him unconscious and stole the document.

They nabbed Pandit from Jasidih in Jharkhand when his phone, which they were tracking, received a text message from a private satellite TV service.

During interrogation, Pandit admitted to killing at least 25 people, including his wife, his sister-in-law’s husband and their daughter.

An electrician by profession, he used to drug his victims and electrocute them after tying them up with copper wires, a modus operandi he had also used to kill his wife and niece at the Kolkata hotel.

He had killed his sister-in-law’s husband Pancham Pandit at a hotel in Burdwan a few days earlier.

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